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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 577

    A CARVED REALGAR-GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    1780-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED REALGAR-GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    1780-1850
    The slightly flattened ovoid bottle with flat lip and recessed base is carved through the bright orange and red exterior 'skin' with fish and sea plants in high relief on an opaque ground of orange and red color.
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl stopper


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    For a similar glass simulated 'realgar' bottle carved with aquatic motifs see M. Hughes, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 240-241, no. 187.

    Provenance

    Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5172.